Murphy's Law

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Murphy's Law

An adage stating, "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong." Murphy's Law is used in business because of the inherent unpredictability of risk.
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The formula uses both emotional and organisational factors, because mental impact and the ability to foresee possible problems - and make provisions for these - are the enemies of Sod's Law.
The formula works on urgency, complexity, importance, skill and frequency - with the solution to Sod's Law being reducing one of these factors.
A panel of scientists has devised a complicated mathematical formula to enable us to work out the chances of Sod's Law intervening in any given event.
But working on sod's law no doubt it will turn out to be a 4-4 thriller, a scoreline you can get 100-1 about with Centrbet.
It's Sod's Law (he was a turf accountant) that just at the very time they need some TLC - like a proper meal - you've been spending all your waking hours outside, while letting them go to pot.
Scientists have come up with a mathematical formula which proves Sod's Law really does strike at the worst possible time.
Psychologist Dr David Lewis said: "To cut the seemingly unbeatable Sod's Law Gremlins down to size, you need to change one of the elements.
It was sod's law that, when their only real chance in the box came along, Stevie should be there putting the ball in the net.
And, Sod's Law being what it is, I landed on the wrong one for the previous owner of the mansion, Gwynfryn, at Llanarth, in my On The Market feature a couple of weeks ago.
Like it was sod's law last Saturday when, nude-faced and wearing nearly a pair of cotton jeans, I opened the front door to a female I hadn't clapped eyes on for well over 20 years.
Brown admits it's sod's law that when he finally has a full squad to choose from the games have been wiped out.
Sod's law meant that, as soon as these bets had been struck, the 4-0 correct scoreline should have been trading at long odds-on.